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Modulus Q5 vs Lakland 5s

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by RS, Apr 24, 2002.

  1. RS


    Aug 27, 2000
    Cleveland, OH
    How would sound compare a b string sound on a Modulus vs a Lakland 5, either the usa or 55-02 skyline model?
    Is it as tight and clear as a modulus?
  2. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I think the Modulus beats the Laklands hands down. The Modulus B's are tight, booty quaking machines. Laklands are just sorta average in the B department.
  3. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    Modulus Q5's have the best low B string I have ever played. I am sure there might be better ones, but I haven't found them yet.

    Played a Lakland 5er once, a 55-94 Deluxe, and it also had a good B string, very tight, sounded great. But still not as good as a Modulus, IMHO.

    I am sure others might disagree.;)
  4. mchildree

    mchildree Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2000
    I've had several Modulus 5's and several Lakland 5's. I wouldn't necessarily say that the tone of the B-string on either is "better"....it's a different tone. Both are good and tight, but the Lakland gets a slightly woodier tone with more fundemental and less harmonic overtone structure than the Modulus.

    One difference is that the body shape on the Lakland makes the 35" scale a bit more manageable than the Modulus. I was never fully able to get used to the ergonomics of my Q-5s.

    Both are great basses, though.

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